Re: What is the most popular language used by programmers?
From: Dan Tex1 (dantex1_at_aol.com)
Date: 01 Apr 2004 00:16:47 GMT
From: Programmer Dude Chris@Sonnack.com
>We can't fix the world. We can only fix a small personal piece
>of it and hope others pitch in. Don't stop doing the right thing
>because it seems futile (or it really will become futile).
>> Well. I actually disagree on that one. I think it's a lot easier
>> to tell if a dog is conscious than it is to get people to agree on
>> what "intelligent editing" is. Of course... many, many people
>> will undoubtely disagree with me on that. :-)
>I think posts in this group in the past 12 months would disagree
>with that. We spent *months* arguing about whether animals were
>truly conscious and never got anywhere. I described intelligent
>editing earlier and so far no one has disagreed with or commented
>on that description.
That's because they were already bored with the thread. :-)
Although, "I" actually agree ( for the most part ) on what you call
intelligent editing, the problem is partially that it has that bad word in it,
ie "intelligent". From the prior ( and long ) conversations regarding
consciousness, part of the problem there was that people also couldn't agree
on what constitutes intelligence and what doesn't. I figure until people can
agree on what intelligence is, they can't truly agree on what intelligent
Of course the great thing about all of this is... it doesn't really matter (
ok. not to me anyway ).
On a side note, I'm unhappy having just recently learned that my kitty-cat (
for 7+ yrs ) has a tumor and will not be with me for too much longer. I feel
quite confident that she is both conscious and intelligent ( at least according
to my definitions for the terms ). Her annoying attempts at getting my
attention by walking across my keyboard when I'm working will be sorely missed.